Jamaican Me Jerky

Published 2012-05-16 on Farid Zakaria's Blog

Simple. Easy. Rustic. Local

Glad to see the countless hours I've spent watching Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares on Netflix has not been a complete waste. It was almost shocking (and funny) how repetitive Gordon's advice was and how every restauranter would refuse to accept his advice and the cold hard truth; their business plan is failing.

Start with great ingredients (local preferable). Keep it simple. Keep it fresh. Keep it rustic.

With a tiny Gordon screaming continuous cuss words in the back of my mind, I set of to try and see if I can take his words to heart and improve upon my creation of dishes.

Jamaican Jerk Sandwich



  1. Marinate the chicken breast and large wedges of peppers in the jerk sauce.
  2. BBQ the pepper wedges (they should have a nice char) and the chicken.
  3. Toast the kaiser bun.
  4. Place the breast in the bun, topped with some pepper wedges.
  5. Place a heaping dollup of tzatziki on it.
  6. Enjoy. Preferably with a beer.

Shit. I'm hungry now.